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Wavelength (1983)

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Dr. Savianno (as George O. Petrie)
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Gen. Hunt
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Two young lovers learn that a small group of child-like space aliens are marooned on Earth and are being held prisoner at a top secret military facility. The couple then decide to liberate the extraterrestrial castaways and help them make a rendezvous with a rescue ship sent from the alien home planet. Written by Patrick D. Rockwell <prockwell@thegrid.net>

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The Alien Terror is here on Earth! See more »


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Project Camelot whistleblower 'Henry Deacon' (pseudonym) has stated on record that a considerable portion of the film's storyline was based on actual events that he had personally witnessed or knew about. When Project Camelot co-founder Kerry Cassidy phoned director and scriptwriter Mike Gray to ask him about this, Gray replied that he every now and then he had received phone calls from people asking him "how come he knew all this had happened". Mike Gray told Kerry Cassidy that he had come up with the storyline when driving one day down the Pacific Coast Highway, on his own, with no influence or suggestion from anyone else. See more »

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A Superb Little Sci Fi Thriller
21 April 2010 | by (utah) – See all my reviews

This little sci fi movie that could, captivates with its Tangerine Dream, electronic, new age soundtrack and envelopes and captivates in its fusion of mood and pacing with the movie's other elements. This low-budget presentation is actually part of its charm as the lower quality picture and sound actually enhance the richness, the authenticity and ambiance of the movie, especially the military action. Over a quarter of a century old, this movie holds up perfectly without aging, its environs and technological appearance seems still mostly contemporary, except perhaps the dot matrix computer, but its rapid gun-shot noise even makes for a nice energetic background noise. The script and plot are tight, the concept both edgy and lightly sprinkled with humor, some of silently accomplished. There are suggestions of THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN (1971) in the science and purported serious nature of the threat involved in the movie, even to the transmission of important messages from higher ups, THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT (1999) during the darkened enclosed space scenes at the third ways through the movie, and NOMADS (1986) in the stylistic energy of night life and passing of an almost surrealistic sequences of observing human behavior. Overall, this movie takes a simple plot, injects a sense of national urgency and possible doom along with a Native American air of balance and acceptance, a balanced movie that fuses together a story of both paranoia and playfulness and wonder.


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